Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond. Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar.

For information on key religious dates, awareness raising dates, term dates and major national and international days of celebration or memorial, the Festivals and Events Calendar has been developed as a practical resource to use as a guide to support academic and wider event planning. Go to the Festivals and Events Calendar page.

A poignant and uplifting tribute to the lives, journeys and stories of pioneering Jamaicans no longer with us who settled in Leeds during the 1940’s-60’s. Traditionally their funeral programmes, photos capturing the hopes and dreams of younger days and eulogies tell a singular life story. Curated by Susan Pitter, bringing them together for Eulogy tells…
Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean Carnival parade of mas, music, culture and harmony.
Trans Pride Leeds (TPL) will be holding an AGM on Monday 2nd September 2019, 6:30pm – 9pm at Yorkshire Mesmac. This AGM will be primarily to elect members of the committee going forwards for organising Trans Pride Leeds 2020. The committee will consist of 7 roles, listed on our website – link below – which…
The monthly informal meeting for LGBT+ Staff Network members (and those potentially interested in joining/finding out more), outside of the Network’s more policy-focused meetings and/or larger social events. Colleagues are welcome to stay for as long or as short a time as they wish. Look out for the Starry Teapot.
Start the month with … Professor Julia Bennell, Leeds University Business School. Please join Women@Leeds Network for our first event of the new academic year on Wednesday September 4th, 1-2 pm, in Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 11. This event is free to attend but please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womenleeds-network-start-the-month-with-professor-julia-bennell-tickets-67984015019
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
Created and run by Inclusive Employers, National Inclusion Week is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace. We will be updating this event with listings as they are confirmed.
A month of events focusing on the nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture in the UK.
Since 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health has recognised World Mental Health Day on 10 October, as an opportunity “to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy”. This year the theme is Suicide Prevention. As stated by the President of WFMH, Alberto Trimboli, “[s]uicide is a global public health problem…
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
LGBT+ Role Model Heather Swinsco is leading on putting together an event on LGBT Parenting to coincide with National Coming Out Day. If you’d like to be a speaker at the event, please get in touch with either Heather (H.Swinsco@leeds.ac.uk) or the LGBT+ Staff Network. Details will be listed here as they are confirmed.
An outstanding panel of three stellar writers with Jamaican roots – Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton), Colin Grant (Bageye at the Wheel) and Hannah Lowe (Long Time, No See) – in conversation with Dawn Cameron. How do they capture a spectrum of Jamaican narratives and characters, from saints to sinners and everything between?…
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11.
World Menopause Day 2019 is designated 18 October by the International Menopause Society in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
For their 2019 event, UKDHM will be focusing on “disabled leaders throughout history and their struggle for acceptance. UKDHM will examine how the leaders of the disabled peoples movement managed to change the way disability was seen as a personal burden to a human rights issue through using the social model of disability from 1970…

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A message from LeedsDPO: We are inviting you to join us in celebrating Leeds Pride 2019 with the second year of LDPO’s Accessible and Inclusive Pride Picnic! This year it’s going to be bigger and better thanks to our friends at Leeds Pride 2019 who have funded the event. Come along to Golden Acre Park…
The next Leeds11 Network meeting will be taking place on 14 August 2019. Please email leeds11@leeds.ac.uk for further details.
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
Details of our involvement with Leeds Pride 2019 have been confirmed! We’re partnering with Building Equality again this year to appear at the Pride event, joining the parade to support the LGBT+ communities of Leeds. March with companies from across the industry. Together we will continue to demonstrate diversity and inclusivity throughout our organisations, and…
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign intended to raise awareness and encourage support and protection for breastfeeding. The University campus is entirely breastfeeding friendly and there are no restrictions on bottle or breastfeeding at the University. Our Bottle, Breastfeeding and Well-being Facilities page provides information on the University’s relevant policies and the spaces…
Space to stop meetings are for anyone interested in mindfulness and meditation at work. Each meeting will generally include 2 guided mindfulness and/or meditation activities. You can attend as many or few of these as you like; it does not matter what level of experience you have (if any). We begin the meetings a few…
The next Leeds11 Network meeting will be taking place on 24 July 2019. Please email leeds11@leeds.ac.uk for further details.
14 July is International Non-Binary Day and Non-Binary Leeds will be hosting an afternoon at Leeds City Museum from 12 to 4pm in the Thorsby Room. The event will involve crafts, board games as well as the launch of our non-binary history zine which will be accompanied by short talks and speeches by – Cllr…
UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for BME people who identify as LGBT+. The event was created as a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds, while also fostering, representing and celebrating Black LGBTQ and QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour) culture through education, the arts,…
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE TO Worsley 9.58c All Staff and Students are invited to attend a lunchtime event to mark the International Day of LGBT+ People in STEM. 5 July 2019 marks the second International Day of LGBT+ people in STEM. The University’s Equality Policy Unit in conjunction with the Faculties of Biological…